Immersed in words pretty much all my life—starting when my mother gave me anagrams to solve and Italian words to learn at a very tender age—I am lately succumbing to a slow-burning passion for poetry, which I’ve read at workshops and performed at slams. I’ve won several prizes including a first-place win at the inaugural Fog Lit Festival poetry slam in 2014.
My work explores a number of themes, often returning to the interactions among humans, other animals and the natural world. First drafts are often born in the woods where I walk with my dog, or in an office with quite a decent view of the Bay of Fundy.
Last year I read four poems at Prélude, the WFNB/Frye Festival showcase for emerging New Brunswick writers. One of these was aired on the CBC.
I also work in fiction and memoir, and I’m a freelance editor with a specialty in Math and Finance and a minor in Food. I have an M.A. in English Literature (Queen’s) and an Honours B.Math. (Waterloo). Career highlights include being an apple picker in Londonderry, New Hampshire, a Soprano section leader in Kingston, Ontario, an artists’ model in Waterloo, a bicycle courier in Toronto, a medical liaison in Victoria, and a technical editor in Shanghai. Needless to say, I work from both sides of the brain and have oodles of hobbies.
Poems in Fog Lit Journal
Articles in The Globe and Mail, infoaboutalaska.com, suite101.com